A record turnout of 700 competitors will take to the streets of Peterhead for the Aberdeenshire town’s annual Running Festival on Sunday. The sold out festival returns for its fifth year, featuring the Masson Glennie Half Marathon, MB Plant 5K and the School Fun Runs.
Peterhead Set For Record Turnout
The half marathon route takes participants out to the beautiful Buchan countryside, through the village of St Fergus, and back into Peterhead. Runners will experience great views over the Buchan coast line and the River Ugie, then finishing with a lap of the running track at Catto Park next to Peterhead Football Club. Entertainment on the day will be provided by Aberdeen's Guarana Street Band who are 'looking forward to coming along and adding to the fun'.
Stephen Bruce, chairman of Peterhead jogscotland, commented: “We get more and more runners each year which is fantastic. We even have a father and daughter from Alabama, USA taking part, and a mother, daughter and son from Plymouth, as well runners from all over Scotland.
“Both events for the first time are full to capacity with over 430 runners taking part between the two events, such was the demand we increased the MB Plant 5km by 25 runners and it’s still full which is just amazing.”
For more information, visit the Peterhead jogscotland website.